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Hypothyroidism And Low Body Temperature
Its for my Sis. She has Hypothyrodism. Now suffers from Low BP - 60 / 102, Giddiness and Low Body Temperature - 96 Degree. Kindly advise what to do.
Can morning low basal body temperature be a sign of hypothyroidism mine between 96.08-97.7 for the last 18 mornings (before rising).
May be hypothyroid: If you are not very ill, which can lead to a low temperature, and the temp is below 97. 6, you may be hypothyroid. Remember, 98.6 is average, normal can be 1 degree above or below. The temperature normally goes down at night and is lowest about 4:00-6:00 A.M. About 2 hours before awakening. Then it can be as low as 97. Tsh testing will be the most sensitive test to diagnose hypothyroidism. ...Read more
Can morning low basal body temperature be a sign of hypothyroidism? Mine between 96.08-97.7 (35.6-36.5) for last 16 days. Thank you very much!
Diurnal variation: Normal biorhythms are often reflected in a core body temperature at its lowest in the early am and highest in the mid to late afternoon. Variations of up to a degree f above and below thew average are common. ...Read more
Not necessarily: If you have no other symptoms, it's likely benign. .... ...Read more
I am hypothyroid and my body temperature is consistently low between 95.3 - 96.1 do I need an increase in thyroxine?
Many: Low body temperature may be due to exposure to cold conditions, infections that lead to sepsis, use of alcohol or other drugs in the setting of cold conditions, adrenal, pituitary, or thyroid gland dysfunction, acute brain injuries such as stroke or trauma, spinal cord injury, or brain tumor. Low body temperature is defined as body temperature less than 36 degrees celcius or 95 degrees farenheit. ...Read more
It depends: Acute drops in body temperature can be a sign of an acute illness or injury and you should be seen by a health care provider right away. If this is a chronic issue and you have no other symptoms, you may be someone who's temperature exists on the low end of normal. Either way, it would be worth discussing with a health care provider. ...Read more
A temperature slightly, up to 1 degree F, lower than the "normal" is okay if you have no symptoms. You may consult this site for more information on this topic:
http://www. Webmd. Com/first-aid/body-temperature
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Low body temperature: The vast majority of low temperatures in adults are actually normal. We say 98.6 is the normal temperature, but actually normal is a range from approximately 97 to 99. The rare pathologic and clinically significant causes of low body temperature are hypothyroidism, hypothermia, severe infection in the blood stream, shock, and the period just after a high fever (often your body overcools itself). ...Read more
May be hypothyroid: If you are not very ill, which can lead to a low temperature, and the temp is below 97. 6, you may be hypothyroid. Remember, 98.6 is average, normal can be 1 degree above or below. The temperature normally goes down at night and is lowest about 4:00-6:00 A.M. About 2 hours before awakening. Then it can be as low as 97. ...Read more
See your doctor: Its worth having your doctor take a look just to be safe. ...Read more
Thyroid: Many people are on the low end of normal. It could be your normal or hypothyroidism. (low). It is most likely fine. I would ask what you are calling low. Many people have a normal body temperature but think they are low or high based on incorrect information they have been given. You can also be low due to environment. "normal" for adults is generally considered above 96.5f-99.5f. ...Read more
Sweating & inflammat: Both high body temp (fever) as well as low (hypothermia) are immune responses to an infection. IL-1, a key protein, causes sweating & a rise in body temp. After the sweating, the body cools. Blood from the core organs (warm) gets shunted to the skin where it dissipates, cooling the body & lowering the temperature. Again, both HIGH and LOW body temp can indicate infection.. ...Read more
What is the explanation for a person sufferinn from low body temperature and feeling cold (96.5-96.7f) after having episodes of high grade fever (101f?
Post infection: It is not unusual to have post infection fatigue, clamminess and low body temperature after the febrile period of the infection has resolved. This post viral state can last a week or more. ...Read more
Below 36.3 oral: The temperature at different parts of the body vary. The core temperature which is closest to that taken rectally is usually higher. The temperature taken in a clinic is usually oral temperature. By averaging people's temperature, it was determined that the normal temp is 36.8 plus or minus 0.5 so it would have a range of 36.3 to 37.3. ...Read more
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